Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: xyrops: The specific name is derived from the combined Greek xyron (?????), razor, and ops (??), eye, in reference to the sharp, exposed bony margin of the supraorbital and the wide infraorbital process. A noun in apposition.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 1 m (Ref. 81819). Tropical
Asia: Rkahine Yoma, south-western Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81819); 7.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17 - 19;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Diagnosed from all congeners except Devario anomalus by its the color pattern, with a dark blotch anteriorly on the side composed of 4-5 short partly confluent vertical bars which may also be confluent to form a homogeneous blotch, and a wide dark horizontal band (P stripe) posteriorly on the side. Differs from Devario anomalus by proportional measurements and meristics, most important by deeper body (29.9-35.,8% SL, vs. 25.0-26.8 % SL) and fewer lateral line scales (31-33, modally 32 vs. 33-35, modally 34). In addition, the presence of an infraorbital process separates this species from all barred species of Devario (Ref. 81819).
The type locality is a small forest river with clear, colorless and slow-flowing or stagnant water and with bottom made up of stones, gravel and rock (Ref. 81819). During low water season, this forest river is reduced to a series of connected pools, up to 2 m wide, and not more than 1 m deep (Ref. 81819).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fang, F. and S.O. Kullander, 2009. Devario xyrops, a new species of danionine fish from south-western Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 2164:33-40. (Ref. 81819)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00245 - 0.01178), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .